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Original date:2018-12-24 08:33:19 Edited by: irv Subject: Re: Recommended editor for Euphoria

Being new at this, you'll really appreciate an editor that gives you as much help as possible.

Personally, I rate in order of importance: Euphoria-specific color coding, quick access to the Euphoria docs, and for the long programs I write, pop-up lists of functions (so I don't have to scroll up and down trying to find that function that needs attention).

Ease of use is also important, and almost any GUI editor beats a text-mode editor hands down in that regard. Being able to choose a font in the size and style that's most readable for you, having the commands available as menu items so you don't have to memorize key-combinations, and many other things make a big difference. Even if you're writing a program that will run in text mode!

On these points, WEE rates highest. And do not fear Eu 4.1 ~ the only actual bug I have found involves using the switch function with the switch value being a function call: e.g.:

  switch sin(x) do -- this can cause problems! 
 

Such a thing should be rare indeed, and is easily avoided.

As for other editors, Geany, gedit, xed, etc. can be made to work, and I use them at times, but there are a couple of extra steps needed to set them up for Euphoria. Documentation and the required files are part of my EuGTK package.

(EuGTK comes with two editors - both have Eu color coding and can test-run programs by clicking a button. One is also very good for viewing & editing html pages)

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